Our Staff

Dr Ryan is a board certified family medicine physician. She grew up in Ireland and graduated from Trinity College Dublin Medical School in 1999. After working in primary care in Ireland for a few years, she moved to the western suburbs of Chicago where she completed family medicine residency at Adventist La Grange Memorial hospital and spent 8 years in private insurance-based practice before starting Cara Direct Care.  Dr Ryan is also affiliated with Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her roles include course director, lecturer and preceptor of medical students. Dr Ryan spends her free time playing Irish music on the concertina and fiddle, with her husband and four children who are also musicians. Other hobbies include running and reading. 

Dr Clodagh Ryan

Family Medicine Physician

Medical Director

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Paula Tomczyk has worked with Dr Ryan for over 10 years. She runs the clinic and everyone in it! Paula also is a career firefighter, and in her spare time, teaches Fire Safety at local schools and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at local colleges.

Paula is married to firefighter Bill and is dog mom to new puppy Jasper. She loves all things football, (especially when the Packers beat the Bears), spending time with family, crochet, and reading.

Paula Tomczyk 
Office Manager

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Maggie Filec works part time at Cara Direct Care on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. She is an experienced ambulatory/home health nurse. Along with nursing duties, Maggie acts as head of laboratory, pharmacy, She treats Cara Direct Care patients like family, with compassion and dignity.

Maggie is married with four children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, golfing and cycling.

Maggie Filec
Registered Nurse